Giving Trends in Brazil: How Crowdfunding & Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Nonprofit Sector

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According to the Institute of Applied Economic Research , there are 820,000 existing NGOs, also know as ONGs (organizaciónes no gubernamentales), in Brazil. What would you like the world to know about NGOs and fundraising in Brazil? 11% of donors in Brazil give tribute gifts.

TechSoup Brazil Partners with the UN Foundation for Social Good Brazil

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TechSoup Brazil teamed up with the UN Foundation, IBM, BrazilFoundation, and others for the Social Good Brazil International Seminar held on November 6 - 8 in Florianopolis, Brazil. Check out Social Good Brazil's Facebook page for photos from the event.

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

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Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil. Back to School in Brazil. Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there.

Welcome to TechSoup Brazil!

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TechSoup Brazil , a collaborative effort of Associação Telecentro de Informação e Negócios (ATN) and TechSoup Global, was launched has just officially launched after many months of planning. Welcome, Brazil!

TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile: Nonprofits Back to School — In Brazil

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Our theme this month is educational nonprofits like The Luciano Bareto Júnior Institute in Brazil. Back to School in Brazil. Now that TechSoup’s Local Impact Map has officially launched , let's discover one of great new organizations featured there.

MediaShift Idea Lab. Using Mobile Phones to Map the Slums of Brazil | PBS

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Using Mobile Phones to Map the Slums of Brazil | PBS: "A new project by Rede Jovem, a Brazilian non-profit that loosely translates to 'Youth Net,' seeks to change that. MediaShift Idea Lab. With the help of five young 'wiki-reporters' and GPS-equipped mobile phones, the non-profit is building a map of five Brazilian favelas: Complexo do Alema?o, o, Cidade de Deus, Morro do Pava?o-Pava?ozinho, o-Pava?ozinho, ozinho, Morro

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A View of the Cloud from Brazil

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Brazil is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, but the cost of broadband Internet is hobbling cloud adoption in the region. We discussed cloud adoption in Brazil's NGO sector with Valter Cegal of TechSoup Brasil. in Brazil. is four times higher than in Brazil.

Bookshare International Now Serves Thirty Countries

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These partners include the Norwegian Library of Talking Books and Braille (NLB), the Hoerbuecherei des OSBV Talking Book Library in Austria, and the Dorina Nowill Foundation in Brazil.? DAISY accessibility International a11y Norway Austria global library Brazil Bookshare Arabic MadaPeople with print disabilities around the world have a right to high-quality ebooks that they can read with assistive technology.

Join the TechSoup Jam Online on June 15

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The online event is hosted by our TechSoup Global Network Partner in Brazil, Associação Telecentro de Informação e Negócios (ATN). Event International online community techsoup global network civil society brazil

Social Good Brasil Conference

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Which countries use the internet the most? - Forum:Blog Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum

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In countries such as Brazil and Nigeria, with younger populations and solid smartphone penetration, two-thirds of respondents say they are continuously connected,” according to the report. Which countries use the internet the most? Forum:Blog Forum:Blog | The World Economic Forum : "A study by consulting firm A.T. Kearney found that more people are spending more time online than ever.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

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Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.

OpenSocial apps now available to Orkut users in India | The Social - CNET News.com

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OpenSocial apps now available to Orkut users in India | The Social - CNET News.com: "And now, the latest in social network developer platform announcements: Orkut, the community site owned by Google, has rolled out a directory of applications to its users in India and will continue to expand geographically over the next few weeks.India, along with Brazil, is one of Orkut's main hubs of popularity

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Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Developing nations to test new $150 laptops

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Scotsman.com News - Latest News - Developing nations to test new $150 laptops: "Developing nations to test new $150 laptopsBy Jason SzepBOSTON (Reuters) - From Brazil to Pakistan, some of the world's poorest children will peer across the digital divide this month -- reading electronic books, shooting digital video, creating music and chatting with classmates online

20 Crowdfunding Services for Nonprofits Worldwide

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Doare (Brazil). Nonprofits in North America, Europe, and Australia have a multitude of online fundraising services to choose from mostly thanks to their government’s efforts to build digital records and databases of legally verified nonprofits.

7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

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I created a robust personal life that included training for triathlons, learning Portuguese (I’ve always wanted to travel to Brazil!), By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ——-.

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Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

SocialFish

From We Are Social Singapore. This report presents all the key statistics, data and behavioural indicators for social, digital and mobile channels around the world.

Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights at WIPO

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Hot issue this week are the now four proposals on solving the problem of access to print by people with print disabilities globally: The TVI: the treaty sponsored originally by the World Blind Union and supported at WIPO by Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Mexico. [I

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

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Brazil. Mission: To promote the right to education and to preserve the environment and cultural heritage of Brazil.

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ITWorks & SAP America: Connecting Young Adults To Bright Futures

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” The students were later connected to 2 SAP employees in Brazil via SAP’s video conferencing software and Cisco equipment. 14 students from the ITWorks program in the Philadelphia area visited SAP America last week for Career Day this year.

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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Brazil’s latest WhatsApp ban is pushing users to other encrypted messaging apps – Viber and Telegram both saw a huge jump.

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Join Me Live From Brasil to Celebrate #GivingTuesday #DiadeDoar on 12/2 at 11:00 AM PST

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On the overall rating Brazil is actually the 90th most generous country of the world.” I’m in Sao Paulo, Brasil to speak at Telefonica’s Conference on virtual volunteering that takes place on December 2nd (GivingTuesday).

Copyright treaty in Geneva Advances!

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Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay joined together to propose that WIPO consider this treaty. Lots of excitement recently in Geneva at the World Intellectual Property Organization. We've been supportive of an effort by the World Blind Union to get an international treaty in place that sets up a global system much like the one we have today in the United States. I was part of an expert panel that drafted the original proposed treaty.

Malaysia Party

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Of course, I caught the 2 am train and ended up in the lounge of the Schatzalp talking about the OLPC (One Laptop per Child) project and getting a CD of Amazonian music from my Brazilian buddies (the big column in Brazil's major Sao Paolo paper was entitled (Jungle Boys go to Davos

Reflections from Social Good Brasil and a New Word: PhilanthroTeen!

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I’ve just returned from keynoting the first Social Good Brazil conference that took place in Florianapolis, sometimes referred to the “Silicon Valley” of Brasil and where the nonprofit, social good, innovation, and technology community is leading the social change movement.

7 Ways to Create Highly Committed Donors

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Hungry children in Brazil? Wouldn’t you like ALL your donors to feel “highly committed” to your organization? That’s the question fundraising maven Gail Perry posed this week in her extremely helpful guest post. Terrific advice Gail!

10X: CEO’s Update: Spring 2014

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The Oak Foundation just awarded us a grant to provide accessible content to people with qualifying learning differences (like dyslexia) in Brazil, India, and the United Kingdom. 10X: ten times the impact. That’s what’s been on my mind lately.

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

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The encryption, known as end-to-end encryption , will be applied to photos, videos and group text messages sent among people in more than 50 languages across the world, including India, Brazil and Europe. We’re starting a new feature on the Mobile Commons blog!

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Breaking News on the Global Treaty from Kareem Dale

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We look forward to discussing a wide range of solutions and proposals at the next meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, including the proposal put forward by Brazil, Ecuador, and Paraguay Relating to Limitations and Exceptions: Treaty Proposed by the World Blind Union. Betsy Beaumon and I had the pleasure to meet today with Kareem Dale, the special assistant to the president for disability policy.

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The Future of Social: Gen Z

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She quickly became a national figure with regular appearances on talk shows to discuss the problems with public education in Brazil, despite threats from teachers, administrators and even fellow students. Beth Kanter is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Released

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Yesterday, Microsoft launched Microsoft Security Essentials Beta , a free set of security tools for validated users of Microsoft XP SP2 or SP3, Vista, or Windows 7 in the US, Israel, China, and Brazil. In what looks to be the successor to OneCare , it is said to be faster and less resource intensive. Early reviews of the beta have been positive, so if you are comparing different security packages or are a current customer of OneCare, check it out.

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Rather than being held in Geneva at the headquarters of the World Economic Forum, Pamela and her team moved the summit closer to some of the social entrepreneurs by holding the event in Brazil. Brazil doesn't have a tradition of personal philanthropy, and there are no tax advantages to making donations. The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship tried something new this year for their annual summit.

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Telework Tales: The Tools We Use to Stay Connected (Part 1)

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I worked remotely full-time during much of 2014 when my husband and I relocated to Brazil for nine months. During my time in Brazil, I participated in meetings as much if not more frequently than when I am in the home office.

WiserEarth.org Goes Multi-lingual: Guest Post by Peggy Duvette, WiserEarth

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This effort was realized thanks to more than 10 months of work by a team of 43 volunteer translators based in Brazil, France, Mexico and the US.

Breakthrough on Global Access at WIPO in Geneva!

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Through negotiations, four competing proposals have been merged into a single document supported in June by the Latin Americans (led by Brazil), the U.S., There has been a major breakthrough recently on international copyright negotiations in Geneva around improved access for people who have print disabilities. the European Union and others.

Mr. Jim Goes to Washington (and New York, and Nairobi, and Seoul, and Kampala, and Boston…)

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The chief negotiators of the Treaty for India (GR Raghavender), Brazil (Kenneth Nobrega), and of course Nigeria (Ruth) all participated. Like many other leaders of nonprofit organizations, I travel an unreasonable fraction of the time.

Bookshare without Borders: #2/3

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Penguin, he points out, is a growing power in China, India and Brazil, while Random House is pervasive across Spanish-speaking Latin America. Random House Mondadori and Expanding the Spanish-language Bookshare Program Benetech’s strong relationships with numerous partners across sectors are fundamental to our continued success. These relationships generate countless ideas for using technology for social good.

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Using Social Media Internationally: How Not To Get Lost in Translation

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Orkut , for example, is still popular in Brazil, while Renren and Qzone dominate the Chinese market (where Twitter and Facebook are banned). Flickr Photo by John K.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

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But it is more than the technology, it is also their passion to do good in the world. I recently keynoted the Social Good Brazil Conference in November.

Authorized Entities Trusted Intermediaries

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This was first introduced (to my knowledge) in the Stakeholder's Platform discussions, which were the quickly ginned-up alternative option created in response to the original introduction at WIPO of the Treaty for the Visually Impaired ("TVI") by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay (and now co-sponsored by Mexico). A hot topic at the SCCR20/WIPO discussions in Geneva on global access to materials by the print disabilities is the term "Trusted Intermediaries"("TIs").

SMS: The Missing Link in Customer Engagement?

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Here are a few more examples of successful SMS marketing campaigns: Nestlé launched an SMS contest in Brazil and partnered with local celebrity Pelé to drive engagement and sales from soccer fans.

Green IT Accreditation Goes International

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The big green IT news this week is that the program has now expanded to 40 countries (PDF) worldwide including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan, and the 27 countries of the European Union. A bit over a year ago, we talked about U.S.-based

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Future of Social: Gen Z

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She quickly became a national figure with regular appearances on talk shows to discuss the problems with public education in Brazil, despite threats from teachers, administrators, and even fellow students. I’m thrilled to be spending a few days in London where I am keynoting The Future of Social conference hosted by Social Misfits Media. I’ll be talking about Gen Z donors and why nonprofits need to engage them in their fundraising and programs.